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January, 2021

  • 24 January

    5 Amazing Trips from Chiang Mai, Thailand

    5 Amazing Trips from Chiang Mai, Thailand 1

    I'm a huge fan of Thailand and everything it has to offer. Even though things have changed recently there, I look forward to getting back as soon as I can. In the meanwhile, I'm sitting in Edinburgh going through my old photographs and gorging myself on as much Thai food as I can afford. If you manage to make it to northern Thailand before I do, these are the trips from Chiang Mai I'd recommend.

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December, 2020

  • 29 December

    A Guide to Camping in the Pentlands

    Camping in the Pentlands

    For years, I've had camping in the Pentlands on my bucket list, but I only managed to check it off this year while being stuck in Edinburgh. The Pentland Hills Regional Park is located 7 miles south of Edinburgh and covers 35 square miles. The park is full of forests, streams, pastures, waterfalls, reservoirs, and, of course, lots and lots of hills.

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  • 27 December

    The Ultimate Guide for Spending 48 Hours in Edinburgh

    Dean Village on the Water of Leith

    I can't figure out how I've never written a guide for spending 48 hours in Edinburgh, considering this is my favorite city, my home base, and the place where I've spent more time than anywhere else since I started traveling the world. Maybe it's because I could never decide how to cram everything into just two days (considering I've been exploring this city for months and am still finding new gems all the time), or maybe because I've already written journal-type posts about days I've spent here. Whatever the reason, here's my recommendation on how to spend your weekend (or week-day) city break in the capital of Scotland.

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October, 2020

  • 6 October

    Volunteering in Northern Ireland at the Giant’s Causeway for a Week

    Selfie Volunteering in Northern Ireland at the Hungry Giant Food Truck

    Volunteering in Northern Ireland at a food truck by the Giant’s Causeway was an absolute blast this summer, and a great way to get back into traveling after the world events this year. Unfortunately, I only went for a week, which wasn’t nearly enough time, especially with all the places in Northern Ireland to visit in my free time. I …

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September, 2020

  • 30 September

    A Complete 48-Hour Itinerary for Falkirk Scotland

    A Complete 48-Hour Itinerary for Falkirk Scotland 2

    If you're looking for a good excursion from Edinburgh in Scotland, Falkirk is a great choice. This city is located only half an hour away from the capital and has plenty of fantastic attractions, including the largest equestrian statues in the world and the only boat wheel in the world, not to mention a few filming locations from Outlander as well as the most curious folly in Scotland. Here's a guide on how to spend 48 hours in Falkirk.

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  • 22 September

    A Virtual Tour of the Callendar House in Falkirk, Scotland

    Tour of the Calendar House

    If you're visiting Falkirk, taking a tour of the Callendar House should definitely be on your itinerary. This year, the house was closed for nearly six months due to world events. As it happens, I was their very first visitor when they reopened on September 10th. In case you're not able to get to Scotland in the near future, or if you'd just like a taste of what's in the house, here's a little virtual tour. This is definitely not meant to supplant your own visit someday.

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  • 13 September

    How to Find and Explore the Dunmore Pineapple in Scotland

    The Dunmore Pineapple HouseThe Dunmore Pineapple House

    As far as unusual architecture goes, the Dunmore Pineapple just might be the strangest building in Scotland. It's also rather hard to find, especially using Google Maps. On the suggestion of Visit Falkirk, I made it out to the Pineapple House to see just what was so special.

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August, 2020

July, 2020

  • 31 July

    21 Attractions in Edinburgh for a Rainy Day

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    When planning your trip to Scotland, make sure to include some attractions in Edinburgh for a rainy day. If there’s one certainty, it’s that it will almost always rain in Edinburgh. While most of my favorite spots in the city are outdoors, there are plenty of indoor attractions you can enjoy as well. National Museum of Scotland This is easily …

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  • 25 July

    A Virtual Tour of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Tour of Holyrood Palace

    You can once again take a tour of Holyrood Palace, now that enhanced health and safety measures are in place. Among the changes are mandatory advanced bookings and a limited number of people in the smaller rooms, which will reduce the number of people who can take the tours each day. If you're not able to visit soon, here's a virtual tour of the palace in the meantime.

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  • 7 July

    What it’s Like to be a Part of Trusted House Sitters

    Selfie with Dogs House Sitting in Brighton

    I've been using Trusted House Sitters for years in my travels, and some of my favorite memories have been from petting sitting my four-legged friends. If you want to spend less traveling the world, don't mind spending a bit more time in one spot, and love animals, house sitting is the perfect opportunity for you.

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June, 2020

  • 28 June

    A Guide to Volunteering with Workaway or Worldpackers When You Travel

    Volunteering with Workaway or Worldpackers

    I started volunteering three weeks into my travels, and I’ve been doing so ever since. Finding great hosts or projects with Workaway or Worldpackers can be extremely rewarding, but there can also be pitfalls, and there are definitely a few things you should know before you jump into volunteering. Why You Should Volunteer When You Travel Giving back to the …

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  • 11 June

    How to Make the Most of Your 48 Hours in Dubai

    Selfie with Luisa at I Love UAE Sign

    Spending 48 hours in Dubai certainly isn’t enough time, considering what a world-class city it is. But if that’s all the time you have, here’s a guide on how to make the most of your visit. Why Dubai Dubai is a fascinating coastal city in the north of the United Arab Emirates, a country located on the eastern side of …

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